Since June 2017 Alison has been Chief Executive Officer of the Public Library of Science (PLOS), an organisation dedicated to advancing equitable, open science for the benefit of everyone everywhere. Prior to PLOS, Alison served as Director of the University of California Press and as Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications. Alison is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for Open Science and also serves on the boards of NISO and the American Chemical Society’s Governing Board for Publishing. She is a regular speaker at industry meetings and contributing “chef” to the Scholarly Kitchen blog. Her more than 30 years in the publishing industry also include leadership positions at Taylor & Francis and Blackwell Publishers.
In the past, Alison has also served on the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Scientific Publications Committee and the Open Science Committee of the American Heart Association, the Authors’ Alliance, and the Executive Council of the PSP Division of the American Association of Publishers; and as Co-Chair of the Dean’s Leadership Council at California State University, Channel Islands.